How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project
Mayhem, madness and magnificence... Messy Nativity!
Rev Jean Flood, Mission in the Economy, Liverpool
Ideas for discipling a Christ-centred community by Lucy Moore. Alongside the usual mix of creativity, fun, Christian hospitality and thanksgiving Messy Church 2 explores the importance of discipleship, faith development and training for leadership.
Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community by Lucy Moore. Overflowing with creative ideas to draw the community together for fun, food, fellowship and worship, this resource book contains 15 themed programme outlines. Each outline has ideas for creative art and craft activities, meal plans and recipes for eating together and family-friendly worship.
3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter
Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.
Joseph's Christmas story but in 100 tweets! This year, Messy Church are tweeting Joseph's story as if he had had an smartphone back in the day. Only in Matthew’s Gospel do we catch a small glimpse of what the miracle of Christmas meant from Joseph’s perspective. The following idea offers a creative way into Joseph’s story, imagining what he may have tweeted daily about what happened to him in Nazareth and Bethlehem, and later, as he and Mary had to escape to Egypt with their child, Jesus.
A session for Christmas sent in by Trish Hahn, SEND Coordinator for Messy Church
Messy Church SEND Christmas Session
Aim: To enjoy Messy Sensory Fun & Fellowship at Christmas
Food: Christmas Buffet
Congratulations to Canford Parish Church, Wimborne, Dorset, Breakfast@9 group and St Catherine’s Church, Crook, County Durham! Both churches were inspired by Renita Boyle's Gingerbread Nativity book and baked, decorated and displayed their Nativity sets at crib festivals and services. Churches Together in Crook linked the idea with their Messy Nativity Sheep Trail.
An unexpected hit at our Advent/Christmas Messy Church session yesterday were decorated Advent Candles. It was really just an extra 'filler' activity in case we needed it, but it really seemed to absorb a wide range of people - one Dad really got into it and produced a wonderful candle.